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Lot 3440: Two Consecutively Serialized U.S. Colt Model 1903 Pistols

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Two Consecutively Serialized British Proofed U.S. Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistols with Boxes

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

A) Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1903 Pocket Hammerless
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 ACP
Barrel: 3 3/4 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 743
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 223
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1942, this pair of consecutively serialized Model 1903 pistols have the two-line address/patent marking and Rampant Colt on the left of the slide and the caliber marking on the right. The chamber of the barrel and slide near the ejector port have standard British proofs. The right side of the frames has the U.S. property markings along with British proofs while the serial number is on the left. They have standard features and are fitted with checkered grips with Colt medallions. Both include Kraft style boxes that are hand numbered to the guns and an extra magazine.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 98% plus of the original parkerized finish with some scattered light handling marks. The grips are also excellent with a few minor dings, some light verdigris around the medallions, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The box is very fine with some light wear.



B) Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1903 Pocket Hammerless
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 ACP
Barrel: 3 3/4 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 743
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 223
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

As described in "A". Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 98% of the original parkerized finish with some scattered light handling marks and a few patches of light edge wear. The grips are also excellent with minimal handling evidence and crisp checkering. The box is very fine with minimal wear.



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